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What is your current job of position?
I am an elementary school teacher, currently teaching fifth grade.
What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis on gifted ed. I also have 60 credits over my Master’s in various topics.
Describe your educational philosophy and educational vision?
We are teaching our future. Therefore, I feel it is my calling to help my students learn how important it is to care about the world and each other, to live in peace, and to love learning.
How do you grow and engage your professional learning network?
I use many tools, such as Twitter, Skype, and Facebook, to connect with other educators. I share often, ask for help when needed, offer support when I can.
What is the greatest benefit of your professional network?
24/7 learning and support.
If you blog, what is the focus of it? How long have you been writing? Who is your audience?
I have been blogging personally and with my students since 2007. In my own blog, I write about the highlights and pitfalls of my classroom, UDL, and Project Based Learning. My audience is other educators. My class uses their blog to connect with other students around the world.
How do you use social media to connect with other educators? What is your advice to teachers on social media and education?
My advice about social media is to use it often and carefully. I only connect with educators, am always looking for new collaborators, and share as often as I can.
What advice in general do you have to teachers today?
Take risks, do what you know is right for the kids, even if it is not what you are told to do, and teach the children to care!
Describe a teacher who has had a significant impact on your professional development?
I can’t name any one teacher who has impacted my pd. There have been so many amazing people out there willing to help, sharing great ideas, and pushing me forward.
What book would you recommend to teachers?
Mine- LOL. Making Connections with Blogging.